2012.05

May 2012


The Last Post?

The Last Post?

As Canada Post wrestles with its bottom line, a letter carrier addresses the nation
Lost on the Gene Map
Scientists hoped the Human Genome Project would deliver a road map for personalized medicine. But we are still unequipped to deal with its ethical and medical implications
House Rules
The Green Party’s Elizabeth May went to Ottawa to champion environmental issues. Now the country’s hardest-working politician is out to rescue the democratic process
Stories With Legs
Danced in socks and bare feet, Crystal Pite’s edgy choreography has been dubbed the future of ballet. “Modern dance” is an outdated term. Maybe “ballet” is, too
Aye, Robot
“Today we are going to discuss proper and improper ways to circumvent democracy in Canada”
On Growing Up White Trash
A writer comes to terms with the culture of her birth
Editor’s Note
Why violence has declined
Lunar Innuendos
Weird West
Exploring the world’s sci-fi capital: Vancouver
Bully Pulpit
Is anti-bullying hysteria harming our kids?
A Park Apart
Sable Island will soon become our forty-third national park, and the challenge for Parks Canada is how to reconcile the competing interests of wilderness protection and ecotourism. Can a national park really manage both?
You Ask Your Father What a Lease Is
Road Rage
In Taras Grescoe’s Straphanger, pitched battles over transit are about where and how we want to live
Letters
Firmly Stood, Nobly Died; His Excellency Madiba; Penalty Kick; Fumblr; At the Wheel
Of Culture and Condos
Shortly before he died, the literary critic Northrop Frye foresaw an insidious cultural phenomenon: Canada’s “condominium mentality”
Hurricane Surfing
Nova Scotia’s free surfers search for dangerous waves — and keep them secret
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